The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly on the hunt for a team willing to accept a contract with Amari Cooper, and they found a buyer Saturday at the Cleveland Browns.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cooper is heading to Cleveland in exchange for a pick on the fifth round and a player swap on the sixth. While there aren’t many bonuses for the four-time Pro Bowler, the win for Dallas is sending Cooper’s $22 million salary cap off the books. If the Cowboys could not find a commercial partner, the team was reported as Cooper is about to release.
Cooper, 27, was first choice for the Oakland Raiders in 2015 and was acquired by the Cowboys for the first round of the 2019 season. In 56 games against Dallas, Cooper had 27 touchdowns.
Other groups want to trade for Cooper reported include Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. Instead, he joined the Browns, who suddenly found themselves in need of help during the 2021 season.
Despite the parallel landing of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry through the commercial, the duo have faced injuries and struggled to produce while on the field. Beckham made his debut by Cleveland in the 2021 season, and Landry’s days with the team seems to be numbered with a cap of nearly $16.4 million in 2022.
Donovan Pe People’s-Jones leads all Browns receivers with 597 yards in 2021.